Counseling & Mental Health
JFCS provides in-person and teletherapy services. Please call 415‑449‑1212 for help.
At JFCS, helping people successfully meet life’s challenges is part of our enduring tradition. We offer a range of counseling, consultation, and mental health services for individuals of all ages, couples, and families.
Knowledgeable about the best practices in the mental health field, our clinicians take a practical approach to helping clients with their particular concerns. Our multidisciplinary team includes licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
We provide expert support and guidance from everyday issues to complex mental health challenges, including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Grief or loss
- Marital stress and couples counseling
- Pre-marital counseling
- Family challenges
- Significant life transitions, such as divorce, separation, job loss, or illness
- Difficulty forming meaningful relationships
- Other conditions relating to emotional well-being
- Therapy for children and teens through JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth
Please call 415-449-1212 to discuss your needs with a counselor.
Robyn Bloom, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: Treatment for adults, couples and families: anxiety, depression, trauma, career and life transitions, financial challenges, separation, divorce, parenting and co-parenting support, loss and grief. Certified premarital counseling, Prepare/Enrich, helping couples build resilient relationships. Specialties include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Positive Parenting, and Co-parenting support.
Karen DeVaney, PsyD
Areas of Expertise: Child and adolescent psychological assessment and testing for issues involving learning, attention, memory, and social/emotional/behavioral concerns. Individual child play therapy (ages 6 and up), adolescent therapy, and individual adult therapy for all ages and life stages. Depression, anxiety, life transitions, family relationships, trauma.
Maria Narayan, JD, MA
Areas of Expertise: Relationship counseling (including premarital, couples, and co-parenting); individual therapy for adolescents and adults; trauma-informed therapy; and family therapy.
Jessica Ozberker, LCSW, LPCC
Areas of Expertise: Severe mental illnesses, grief and loss, life transitions, adoption, and post-adoption support, adolescence, adjustment disorders, trauma and abuse, relationships, conflict mediation.
Ellie Pelc, PsyD
Areas of Expertise: Early child (0 – 5), latency-age child (6 – 12), adolescents (13 – 17), and families: anxiety, depression, impact of family adjustments or trauma, disruptive behavior, anger, conflict, adoption/attachment issues. Psychological assessment and testing for learning issues, attention and memory challenges, and emotional functioning.
Avital Priel, PhD
Area of expertise: Children, adults, depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, stress, transition challenges, relationships, identity issues. Offers counseling in Hebrew.
Tal Rabayov Itay, MSW, ASW
Areas of Expertise: Child development, attachment, child-parent relationship, stress, anxiety, behavioral and emotional challenges, ADHD, and Autistic spectrum disorder. Offers counseling in Hebrew.
Nathan Rubin, LCSW
Areas of Clinical Focus: Individuals, families, youth, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma-informed care, LGBT, emotional development, and personality maturation.
Laura Silverstein, MFT
Areas of Expertise: Individuals, families, youth, disabled adults, Intensive medical case management, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, trauma-informed care, homelessness, healing, and transformation
Jasmin Zeger, MA, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: Counseling and case management services to children, adults, and seniors.